That hd truck is starting to backfire. No doubt, Sunday play could have been
negotiated if byu had compromised on tv rights. The article seems to refute the
claims of some commenters about the viability of byu sports. Decisions need to
be made by the church, in short order.
I will eat crow if I am wrong but mark my words, Kyle Van Noy will never start
and will be situational player at best. He is soft and played in a system where
he benefited from how he was utilized. Watch film on him when he played a
decent tackle (very seldom due to schedule) he was neutralized unless the play
took longer to develop. Against the run he was a non-factor. I think he will
have an NFL career just not a starter.GO UTES!
This will byu maybe up to 1/4 of the number of Ute players in the NFL.GO UTES!
Let's play a percentage game Chris B. Of all the players both BYU and utah
have put in the NFL, what percent of those players have had long and successful
careers? Long and successful can include things like hall of fame, Super Bowls,
Pro Bowls, careers lasting at least 5-6+ years, statistical leaders by position,
NFL records held (good records), names known by people outside the BYU/utah
communities, etc. I'd say BYU has the edge on your school buddy. Either way
its pretty even. So of all the many more players the u has put in the NFL than
BYU, there is only a small percentage of those that have met these categories.
Steve Smith, Alex Smith(off and on) and Paul Kruger the most recent for utah.
Austin Collie (pre-injuries...he'll probably miss out on the 5-6 years
category), Dennis Pitta for BYU. Looking further back, Tom Holmoe, Jim Mcmahon,
Steve Young for BYU and I'm stuck on a loss for utah. So keep your chin up
Chris B, someday the u may catch up.
The crows in Nebraska are already nervous.
@wookieAt least you aren't trying to hide your hypocrisy any
longer, and then hypocritically calling out BYU fans for the same, or for that
matter much more tame, behavior you constantly engage in around here.
It will be interesting to see what happens if the NCAA, at the request of the
Big 12, changes the rule requiring at least 12 teams for a conference to have a
conference championship game in football.Changing the rule may
result in some conference members being kicked to the curb. Especially those
who were added only to get to the magic number necessary to have a conference
championship game. Fewer teams means a bigger share for everyone else.Plus, if a conference goes two or three years in a row without getting a team
in the playoff, will they still call themselves a power conference?
@Duckhunter,"At least you ar"en't trying to hide your
hypocrisy any longer, and then hypocritically calling out BYU fans for the same,
or for that matter much more tame, behavior you constantly engage in around
here.Utah "fans" can point the finger at byu and tell us to
act as they say and not as they do. Those are the rules, or so I've been
told by Utah "fans". Byu fans represent the church but Mormon Utah fans
don't(again as I've been told by Utah "fans") and therefore
that's all that matters in terms of who has to be kind and who
doesn't. They can just hide behind the color red as an excuse for bad
behavior(wookie included) since they aren't a church school. Those are just
the rules I've learned from utes on these comment boards.It's been a pleasure watching Van Noy and I hope he has a great career
and can stay healthy. Thanks Kyle.
1/4th chris?Over the next couple of years you will have to take off
your shoes to calculate how many Cougs will be playing in the NFL.BTW, I notice we all stopped talking about the number of stars in the recruits
for our respective programs... I have a pretty good idea as to why that's
the case, but I'd be interested in your take?